Researching the Visual: Images, Objects, Contexts and Interactions in Social and Cultural Inquiry

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SAGE, May 2, 2000 - Social Science - 242 pages
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This is a follow-up to Old Corners of the GWR. The photographs shed light on signal-boxes, coaches, locomotives and staff at work, while the text details such matters as slip coach working, the design and style of cast-iron nameplates, and engineering principles from the CCE department. Just like its predecessor, Kevin Robertson's book makes entertaining and informative reading for the general enthusiast and for modellers, preservationists and historians who wish to discover some lesser-known facts about the GWR.

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Introduction putting visual data into focus
Current trends in visual research a conceptual review
Twodimensional visual data images signs and representations
Threedimensional visual data settings objects and traces
Lived visual data the built environment and its uses
Living forms of visual data bodies identities and interaction

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About the author (2000)

After nearly four decades at the University of Queensland, Michael Emmison retired in 2012 from his position as Reader in the School of Social Science. He is currently an Honorary Reader and Research Fellow and is still active in a number of areas of research, particularly visual social inquiry and language and social interaction. His most recent book is Researching The Visual, 2nd edition, co-authored with Philip Smith and Margery Mayall, published by SAGE in 2012.

Philip Smith is assistant professor of sociology at Yale University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including the widely praised "Cultural Theory: An Introduction. "

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